Winchester Model 94 XTR Big Bore .375 Blued Lever Action Rifle, 1983-1989

SOLD FOR: $1425

LSB#: 211210DC08

Make: Winchester

Model: 94 XTR Big Bore

Serial Number: BB025335

Year of Manufacture: 1983-1989

Caliber: .375 Winchester

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full Length Tubular Magazine

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER BIG BORE MODEL 94 XTR – 375 WIN. / MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”. The top rear of the barrel at the rear is marked with a circled “WP” proof. The front underside of the receiver is marked with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 20”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded brass beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated, ramped base on the barrel in front of the forward barrel band. The rear sight is a “U” notched elevator sight dovetailed into the top of the barrel, the notch is fine-adjustable for elevation. The left side of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight (none included).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb and an orange Winchester buttpad. There is a small cluster of light draglines on the left side of the wrist. There are a few minor compressions on the belly. The forearm shows two hardly notable marks ahead of the checkering. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The pad has light wear, mostly at the heel and toe, and the logo is sharp. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine-Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion in the bore, just some minor fouling.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is a small patch of oxidation on the bottom of the magazine tube. There are sparse faint scratches on the sides of the receiver. There are a few freckles of faint oxidation on the lever and the bottom of the receiver. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp, the plate screws show some oxidation. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half cock safety position and there is a functioning lever safety present. The trigger pull is crisp. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 94 XTR Big Bore with a 20” barrel chambered in .375 Winchester. The .375 Winchester is a modernized version of the .38-55 Winchester, a black powder cartridge from 1884. It was introduced in 1978 along with the Winchester Model 94 “Big Bore” lever action rifle. Though very similar in appearance to the parent .38-55, the .375 has a shorter case length and operates at much higher pressures. This top eject rifle was manufactured 1983-1989 and looks as though it was very well kept. It is in about Fine-Excellent condition, appearing to have seen few, if any, trips in the field, and very well maintained. Carbines like this one are quick handling and capable of fast shot strings as compared to a bolt action with a long barrel. In addition, carbines are light, easy to carry and don’t have a tendency to snag on every bush you pass. This will make someone a great deer rifle for decades to come. Drop a bid on this American classic today. Please see our photos and good luck!

Winchester Model 94 XTR Big Bore .375 Blued Lever Action Rifle, 1983-1989
Winchester Model 94 XTR Big Bore .375 Blued Lever Action Rifle, 1983-1989